Celebrate Frederick

Celebrate Frederick: FAQ

Summerfest Family Theatre Summerfest Family Theatre


We have compiled answers to commonly asked questions surrounding the Summer Concert Series.

If you do not find the answer you were looking for here, feel free to contact Celebrate Frederick at 301-600-2844.

Age Group

The event is geared to entertain preschool and early elementary aged children.


All performances are free to the public. In lieu of admission, the Summerfest Family Theatre committee asks attendees to bring a canned food item to donate to the Frederick Food Bank. All donations should be brought to the Drees Homes Information Booth.

Date & Time

The Summerfest Family Theatre takes place Thursday mornings in June, July and August. The program begins at 10:00 am and generally lasts about one hour.

Entertainer Selection

The Summerfest Family Theatre volunteer committee begins meeting in January to review promotional packets from groups interested in performing the following summer. Public suggestions are encouraged and reviewed prior to selecting a line up. If you know of a performer that you would like to see at the Summerfest Family Theatre, contact The Office of Special Events at 301-600-2844.

First Aid

Minor first aid materials are available at the Drees Homes Information Booth. If greater assistance is needed, volunteers will be able to contact emergency personnel.


Kotei Kids “Organic” Shaved Ice will be at all events except the final concert of the series.

Handicap Accessibility

Concert Seating

The Baker Park Bandshell offers wheelchair seating at the top of the seating bowl and ramped access to the stage.


Handicap Parking can be found on the southside of W. Second Street along the Talley Recreation Center

Information Booth

The Drees Home Information Booth will be open from 10:00 till the end of the event. In addition to providing information about the concert, volunteers at these booths will have access to emergency personnel if needed.

Lost Children

If your child is lost, please report immediately to the Drees Home Information Booth or any concert volunteer. All will have access to promptly contact emergency personnel.

Lost & Found

Event Day

The Drees Home Information Booth serves as the lost and found collection site.

Post Event

Found items not claimed will be taken to The City of Frederick Office of Special Events, William Talley Recreation Center, 121 North Bentz St, 301-600-2844. All items will be kept for thirty days.


Pets are welcome at the event. However, due to limited space in the seating area directly in front of the bandshell we do ask that all pets are kept in the lawn.

Rain Policy

Concert cancellations are rare but if needed will be announced on www.celebratefrederick.com and will be communicated to 99.9 WFRE, 930 WFMD, 103.1 KEY103 and The Tourism Council of Frederick County.

Safety Concerns

Please report any suspicious or inappropriate activity at the Drees Homes Information Booth or to any concert volunteer. All will have access to promptly contact law enforcement and emergency personnel.


A city ordinance (G-12-06) prohibits smoking is banned in several park locations. Violators will be cited with a Municipal Citation and face a fine of $25.  Any playground within a City park and any point within 10 ft surrounding the playground

The fixed seating area adjacent to the Baker Park Band Shell.


A city ordinance (Section 10-2 City Code) finds the throwing cigarette butts on the ground as a Municipal Infraction. Violators will face a fine of $50 and possibly be charged with the cost of clean-up.

Many of the items above are based on City of Frederick Charter and Code Ordinances. For the ones which relate to ours events click here